How did your Food Network show I Hart Food come about?
HH: I Hart Food is a show that’s about going to different cities across America and seeing how each of those areas highlight local ingredients. How many ways can you cook a lobster? Isn’t it all basically the same? That’s something we explore.
Would you ever consider opening a restaurant?
HH: No! Restaurants are really dangerous investments, and I’m more of a “put your money under a mattress” type of person. Now, would I ever consider opening up a cat café? Yes!
Any tips for staying mentally healthy?
HH: Definitely cats! I also believe in kitties and puppies and babies.
Who are your favorite YouTubers?
HH: I really like AsapSCIENCE! I think that they’re really crushing it right now. Obviously my friends — Grace [Helbig], Mamrie [Hart], Tyler [Oakley] — I think they’re all hilarious. Jon Cozart, aka Paint. I really like MinutePhysics. I don’t know what he’s up to these days, but MinutePhysics was really great.
Is there a drink that college ruined for you?
HH: Malibu coconut rum. I don’t think anyone can drink that anymore because of college.